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    August 24, 2011
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thanks for joining us here, what is your immediate reaction to this news? there has been a lot of talk about steve jobs health in recent years. >> no matter what, it's a shock. steve jobs known as one of the greatest ceos of all time. the question is hopefully steve jobs is okay. and two, what is going to happen next? what is going to happen to apple in the market? how is apple going to move on? >> he's had such a tremendous influence on apple what. do you think his legacy is at this point? >> right now, building the most-valuable company in the world, coming back from the brink of destruction. he was kicked out of his company, coming back to apple whit was nearly bankrupt and turned it into an empire, he's going to be known as one of the great entrepreneurs of all time. >> if you hold apple shares or if you're a consumer and love the products and see tim cook
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is going to take over, are you concerned about apple being able to be the front runner in technology? and still be able to come up with cool gadgets? >> steve jobs and tim cook have been working on this plan for years. everyone has known steve jobs would resign and tim cook would take over. i think steve jobs imparted his culture and philosophy into apple so deeply that this will run fine. the markets are going to react strongly. >> you talked about his health. we hope it's not in decline, at this point we know he's been sick. his statement said that i believe apple's brightest days are ahead of it z i look forward to watching and contributing to its its success in a new role. so that would suggest he has -- still has energy to do this. >> and i expect him to be part of events and still, making his mark and being consulted
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for what to do next, what is the next great apple products. the responsibilities goring to be shouldered by tim cook. the former ceo, and new co -- former coo. >> thank you very much, ben par, thanks. >> and attempted robbery of an armor truck turned into a deadly gun battle in pinole. >> one suspected robber is dead, another is in the hospital. a police officer and security guard were wounded. it happened on wells fargo as the armored truck pulled up to drop off or pick up cash. >> mark matthews is at the scene. mark? >> and up the street behind me is where the wells fargo is located. and police say two armed men approached and tried to rob it. that is when the shooting
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started. a witness across the street saw the gunman running from the bank. >> at first, i thought he's okay, but there is something about him, i thought maybe he got hit. >> another witness just walking out of the outback steak house. >> they just shot him seven times, i'm sure he was pronounced dead on the spot. >> the chief of police told reporters one suspect was shot dead in the street and a pinole police officer and a loomis guard were wounded. >> my understanding is that it was one shot. and that our officer took to the shoulder, he's being treated. >> the loomis guard was taken to the hospital. >> it's a female armored truck security guard. i do not know her status other than the fact i know she's in surgery. >> lease say the guard shot a second suspect in a gun battle happening before police arrived. the second suspect was hit, and escaped and turned up later in a nearly bihospital.
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>> he went to doctor's hospital, treated and air lifted to another hospital. >> police swarmed in from pinole and richmond, and the contra costa sheriff's office, there were 60 police cars filling fitsgerald drive. and officers searched the shopping center, looking for possible other suspects, shop keepers and people in the crush had to wait for hours. >> we came around 9:15, all we're tibl see was a body on the floor, as soon as we came in, the cop stopped us right here. >> robert was wait gs to go back to work inside of wells fargo bank. >> i didn't have an idea. i guess they had to finish the investigation. >> the produce manager said trucks had to go back to the warehouse. >> i hope i get the stuff this afternoon. >> and the police here at the scene told us two suspects in today's robbery matched a
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description of two other suspects that robbed a brinks truck in front of merchant's bank up on hill top just blocks away. live from pinole, abc 7 news. >> mark, thank you very much. >> bart board of directors got an earful today during a public hearing about shutting off service to prevent a demonstration. abc 7 joins us from the west oakland bart station with more. laura? >> and by promising change, the bart board hopes to put an end to the type of protest. but the leaders say that is not going to happen. >> and we're not asking for perm yilgs -- permission to protest. we're going to do it anyway regardless of your policy autos a protest later chastised the bart board of directors for action the police force took to curtail their demonstration including shutting off cell phone service during a protest july
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11th. a move the police chief was done in response to the action for the protesters. and what we felt this group was encouraging and promoting and inciting illegal behavior in order to disrupt our service. >> we know you don't care about public safety because if you cared you won't barricade passengers in stations. then, tell them to evacuate. you wouldn't turn off their ability to call 911. >> the board plans to establish a new poll sismt when the phone service could, or should be cutoff in the future. >> if we're going to shut off cell phone service, ever, it needs to be under the most extraordinary circumstances. >> other board members defended the decision. >> you can't use your cell phone on an airplane. there are reasons why, there are some restrictions. >> the demonstrators say whether bart establishes a policy has little to do with
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whether their protests will continue. >> the protests will end when you disband your force. shutting down cell phones won't stop the protests. >> and the board took no action today, they say they will draft a new cell phone free speech policy, and hold more hearings in the next two to four weeks. >> thank you, laura. new test resulted may have solve aid decade old silicon valley murder mystery. jane harms disappeared in twun, last seen leaving a campbell bar with two men. the jant clara county district attorney today revealed a second round of testing that took three years to complete confirms fibers found in the prime spaekts vehicle match those from a rug missing from her home. the d.a.believes one killed her. >> he.
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>> he sealed her body in a persian rug and used his jeep to dispose of the body. this tragic case has now come to a close. >> he will never face charges. back in january, harms brother killed him, and then, himself. >> two young girls and mother are recovering after being hit by a car in vallejo. it happened just before 8:00 this morning in a crosswalk. the woman was on a bicycle with her kids in an attached trailer. the to-year-old and 5-year-old girl were taken to the hospital. the driver did remain at the scene and police have questioned the man and they continue to investigate. >> firefighters in sacramento county getting ready to begin a risky operation to siphon off propane from a rail car burning there more than a day this, is happening lincoln. that is north of sacramento. abc 7 is there live for us now. nanette? >> well, this part of lincoln
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is like a ghost town, everyone waits to see if the plan will work in about an hour or so, behind me there. a delicate operation will get underway, getting the situation handled within the next 24-48 hours, without it, it could drag on for three weeks. >> that is just low. >> it's the question that has the town of lincoln on edge. the rail car carrying 29,000 gallons of propane remains on fire. but the dangerous situation made worse because two other cars are attached. each carrying the same amount of liquides and propane is on the surrounding property. that is potentially half a million gallons. and there is a response team recommended a hot tap, meant to head off a potential explosion. >> they'll take prot duct. they're going to dig a pond with a bulldozer. they're going to off load that, putting it in the pond. we're going to burn it off.
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>> union pacific says crews started to unload propane in a equipment lot. by night fall, the mandatory evacuation of nearly 5,000 homes and businesses began within a one-mile radius. >> about 8:00 they told to us leave. we didn't. and about 11:00 came back and said get out of here, i was already in bed. i said let's go. >> and if that wasn't enough, the tricky hot tub maneuver makes residents here more nervous. a part of the town of 40,000 could blow up. >> you never know what could happen, do you know what i mean? and they're professionals but you never know. >> and this type of liquid that we have, we're looking at a mile of phone shall shrapnel if this thing blows. >> and this cause of fire is still under investigation, it
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appears accidental. one ploimy was hospitalized and released for burns. >> and thank you, nanette. >> and let's take a look outside. spencer christian has interesting weather going on. >> first look at the forecast. >> another warm day in our inland locations. but over 24 hours, temperatures show signs of moderating. there is fog along the coast. and there is a wide range of temperatures from mid-50s low 80s. tomorrow morning, mostly sunny skies and temperatures ranging from mid-50s mid-60s, still warm, though. mild to warm, i should say. there are highs near coast into low 60s, up to about 90. and there is a complete accu-weather forecast forecast in just a few minutes and potentially dangerous hurricane irene. >> thank you, spencer. and hurricane irene is
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gathering steam moving towards the u.s.. that is coming up later in the program. >> was critters noticed in washington, d.c. long before anyone else, observations on the earthquake from national zoo, just ahead. >> michael finney taking your consumer questions through his facebook and twitter pages. we have links on abc 7 news.com. >> taking a look outside at traffic this evening, oh, boy. be glad you're not stuck in that if you're home f you're heading out, be patient. make sure the gas tank is full. we'll be right back.
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another after shock this morning and we received calls
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from people who felt it. it was minor in almost the same spot as another magnitude 3.6 last night. both were centered on the hayward fault no. reports of damage or injuries. >> and officials on the east coast are inspecting iconic landmarks after yesterday's 5.8 earthquake centered in virginia. the quake left a four-inch crack in the top of the washington monument. that is closed for now along with washington national cathedral. three of the spires broke off. there are major cracks. officials are searching for a new site for saturday's dedication of the martin luther king memorial. total damage from the quake expected to be in the millions. >> scientists can't figure out how to predict earthquake buzz animals seem to know what is coming. at national zoo, some seem to feel an advanced warning. the red lemurs sounded an alarm call 15 minutes before the quake, seconds before it
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hit a mother gorilla let out a sleek, grabbed a baby and moved both to the top of the tree and the zoo's flock of 64 flamingos huddled together and stayed that way until it was over. >> hurricane irene is turning into a bear this afternoon, growing over warm water, lashing the caribbean islands zeroing in on the bahamas. now, people in north carolina are taking cover. abc has the latest. >> in bahamas, business owners boarded up stores. and tourists lined up in airports. was it a quick get away they're hoping for. >> planned to have a week of relaxation. and we got here and spent two days and have to turn right back around. >> packing winds up to 120 miles per hour, irene is now a category three. soon suspected to grow into a category four. that is why residents in this tiny barrier island of north
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carolina are heading for higher ground. >> it's a low-lying island. if there is a bad storm, it won't take much of an elevation of sea level to create a lot of havoc. >> with winds over 400 miles, with irene is shaping up to be the most powerful hurricane to strike the east coast in decades. this is the storm from space. the image captured by the international space station. >> it's central eye is opening up. the central part is uniformed and dense. >> the force was on display, it tore through the care bin. -- caribbean. it blew off roofs and downed power lines. in dominican republic, trees are crashing down. and in cuba, 11-foot high waves flooded area as long the coast. forecast models have irene crawling up the east coast, sunday, that is why officials are urging those from mid atlantic to be prepared for the possibility of land fall. >> we know this is coming our
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way. we just don't know where it's going to hit. take time now to get ready. >> a warning those along the coast should not take lightly. abc news, new york. >> and that is frightening when you look at the eye from a satellite photo. >> yes. spencer has been tracking this, too. >> this is not to be taken lightly. people need to prepare for the worst. they may get lucky. and this may not do damage, but be prepared. there is a live view from our mount tam camera. looking at the advancing marine layer, which is impressive now. it's going to push across the bay tonight. take a look at hurricane irene now, powerful, phone shallly dangerous storm, category three, 120 miles per hour. it's pounding central bahamas now. no doubt, leaving lots of damage behind. it's expected to take a course that will take it out north of the bahama islands tomorrow
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morning. and then, weaken slightly to a category three. so very, very dangerous, possibly making land fall by saturday morning around north carolina. maintaining category two strength just off the central, mid atlantic coast up towards rhode island, and boston, mass mags. -- massachusetts that. would be remarkable fit were to make land fall in new england area, back here in the bay area, looking at temperatures into low 90s in the inland east bay. 80s in other locations and 64 in san francisco. highlights, fog along the coast. and locally tonight, cooler days through friday, then warmer again this, weekend. water vapor shows a jet stream here, a series of lows reinforcing this cooling, cooler pattern coming our way. low temperatures tonight won't be very cool. mild as a matter of fact, mainly mid-50s to about low 60s inland.
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and tomorrow, mainly upper 80s and low 90s as well. 60s and 70s as well. low 70s near the bay. mid-80s in inland locations, here is the accu-weather forecast. cooling down next couple days, temperatures rebounding over the weekend. around 90-92 in warmest inland locations. and 80 sunday, around the bay. mid-60s on the coast. temperatures tapering off next week this, is nice, warm, moderate, late-summer weather. >> thank you, spencer. >> okay. >> actor al pa chino got real proof of scar face's popularity last night. >> yes. we have that and memories of the man millions knew only as uncle frank. >> hollywood is mourning the loss of america's late-night uncle. he died yesterday at age 77. tv fans know him as uncle frank. his nephew, jimmy kimmel
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tweeted thanks to his followers. and paris hilton's ex-boyfriend pled contest to a dui dmarj las vegas. the result of a traffic stop last august. he was fined $585, given a 30 day suspended jail sentence and ordered to attend a victim impact panel and dui school. hollywood buzzing at red carpet blu ray release party for "scar face". >> i was just talking to ludicis how rappers talk about how why, what this film is, what it means. i think it's clear what this movie is about. and why it's endured. >> for more from the big event visit otrc.com. that is all from hollywood. >> pretty funny just hearing al pa chino say you know, i was just talking to ludicry. s.
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>> and alice waters showing her new project. >> and how drastic state education cuts are affecting student test results in california. there seems to be a disconnect. >> then at 5:00, el neeno taking the heat. new research linking the weather demon to government uprising.
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the bay area chef is celebrating the 40th
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anniversary of her restaurant. alice waters was at union square today to praise locally-grown, organic foods. dozens lined up to buy a boxed lunch to benefit school lunch reform. she wants to change what kids eat, and how they eat at school. >> the best way to do that is through an edible education. they have an experience in a garden, they learn to cook in the kitchen. and they sit down with friends, and eat. >> waters, who is known as the mother of american cuisine spent afternoon signing her new book. >> and speaking of quality dining a georgia dog apparently has a taste for finer things in life, eating a meal of $10,000 worth of diamonds. check out little honey bun on the counter in albany. take a look looking for a meal. he swallowed the stones, his
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owners say they turned to help a customer, that is when honey bun jumped on to a chair, a desk and on top of the desk were four packs of loose diamonds. the diamonds were recovered, eventually. a messy, but worth while proposition. >> yes. and they were sterilized. there, you have it let us hope. >> still ahead in our 4:30 half hour, steve jobs decision to step down as apple ceo. >> and the latest on the water woes. there are tough questions for water district officials there. also, an unusual move at the state capitol. lawmakers are speaking out against a new tax oo. and from our east bay camera we see advancing marine layer. temperatures about to drop a little bit. i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up.
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apple's steve jobs resigned from the company he founded effective immediately. >> jobs has been the driving force behind everything from macintosh computers to ipad, iphone, and i mentioned ipod, anything with an "i" he created it. >> he's been battling cancer and apple did not have a comment on jobs health but said he will be replaced by tim cook. >> jobs is moving over to become chairman of the apple
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board and said, quote, i have made some of the best friends of my life but apple and thank you for many years of being able to work alongside you. >> and joining us on the phone now is larry. what do you make of this? what is your reaction? >> well, we're surprised at this month i'm not surprised because we knew something was coming. obviously everybody hoped steve jobs would recover. and this is pretty obvious it was a risk. his health had been bad. he went on leave in january for health reasons. they didn't specify what. we know he had a liver transplant f you said he was battling pancreatic cancer since 2004. it's been a tough time for him. he's hung in there. and is kind of running the company. now, he's having to step down. >> it says jobs will be
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chairman of the board. do you expect that means he's going to have a ceremony yil role, or do you expect him to be active in day-to-day decision making of the company? >> he may not be active in the day-to-day decision making but i bet whit comes to product approvals and major decisions that need to be made, he'll be extremely active. it is hard to imagine him being on the side lines as long as he's able to breathe, so to speak. >> i know you're well aware of his influence, can you outline that for us? everywhere you go, everything is apple. >> right steve jobs had an impact not only in technology with you but motion picture industry, music industry, even the television industry. and in terms of technology, it's just huge. i mean, steve has become a leader, a role model. not that anyone can fit in his
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shoes z apple brand and product lines if you look at the iphone, i've got an android phone. it looks like an iphone, no question. and it's had a huge impact on tablets and computers. >> and as you look at apple now, do you expect that this will be a seamless transition? because as mentioned, you expected at some point a transition was going take place. looking years down the road will apple be able to continue to have tro r products and be the company we've seen under jobs? >> if you asked me this four, five years ago, boy have had a different answer. i think given the fact jobs has been there long enough to influence the culture of the company and kim cook and others are so close to him. and have been working with him so long, and running the company anyway, in his leave
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of absence. i'm not all that worried about the apple future, i think apple is going to do okay. i think psychologically it's a big blow. i think if he were completely out of the picture i'd be more worried. but i don't think it's going to have a huge impact. i don't know what the market will do. and i'm sure it swril an impact on morale. i think apple will be doing fine and people will just win-win for the gipper so owe-to-speak, keep going to make jobs proud. >> larry, thanks for taking time to speak with us. >> thanks for calling. >> water is coming out of the taps in one down, but people will have to keep boiling it until they get a clear signal. >> service restored today in pescadero. now, people are asking why the county didn't notice signs sooner. >> abc 7's wayne freedman joins us live this afternoon. wayne? >> if you look over my
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shoulder, sign says keep boiling well water, they continue to do so. it's advised a community has three days of an emergency water supply. and it appears they did have it. what they didn't know is that well that pulled water -- the pump that pulled water from the well malfunctioned so water ran out on monday and it was a surprise. >> water has begun flowing again, but the danger has not passed. >> now no drinking until there is an all clear. >> she means all clear from the county. >> it could be a few day autos a few more days of closed restaurants and businesses losing money. >> a lot. >> what is a lot? >> i don't. we're pretty busy on a wednesday. >> little did residents know their program began last week. this pump stopped pulling water from a well. by monday, the reserve had run dry.
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what the galls residents most is that system never warned them because of a lack of maintenance. >> certainly they should have been a more diligent and keeping a viable set of maintenance rules scheduled, and they didn't. >> the county did chip in 900 gallons of water, it promises improvements but according to pete... >> it's neglect. pure and simple. neglect and lack of the county being focused on the community and their needs. >> and they're saying is that it's too little, too late. the county and members of the community swril a meeting next week about this well. they plan to put in a better system with more maintenance and with an alarm system that will ring not only in county offices but here in pescadero
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and by the people who will be most-affected by it. 50 and cuts to california education don't seem to be having an immediate impact on the test results of public school students. abc 7 is in the newsroom with exam results released today. somewhat surprising given budget cuts. >> that is right. the headline today is that for the first time, all major ethnic groups are in the 90% range whit comes to passing the high school exit exam. remember, students must pass both english and math portions of the exit exam in order to get a diploma. students can take the exam in 10th grade and have two more chances to pass. those making significant increases were african americans and latinos and let me show you why. passenger african americans, 83% of the class of 2006 passed the exam. compared that with today, more
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than 90% among hispanics, 85% of the class of 2006 passed the test compare that with today's numbers. a little more than 90 prgs. and burton academic high school targets students early on. >> we've been able to get a master schedule so best and brightest teachers work with the most vulnerable kids, ninth grader autos 98% of graduating white students passed so there is still a gap between latinos, african americans and white counter parts but it's getting smaller. if you want to see how your school or district performed visit our web site abc 7 news.com. there is a link. we can take you there. >> and can you explain this? because you see cuts and you think education is getting worse. but test scores are improving. >> right. i asked that question. and this is that response that at least one school district
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told me. and they say more and more, this is true, more students are being affected. and to identify their areas of weakness, when identifying that weakness, teacher goes over materials time and again. all year long. number two is that schools are getting savvy. they have partners for example, with community colleges so those community colleges come into the schools, they teach extra classes and even on saturdays, so schools are practically doing more with less. >> well, that is good as long as kids are learning is what it's all about. >> thank you oo. and still ahead, libyan rebels offering money in exchange for gaddafi, next. >> and along with rehe lease of dozens of journalists for what they're calling hotel
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from hell. >> michael finney taking your questions and will answer them here, live. we have links on abc 7 news.com.
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four italian journalists have been abducted and robbed in libya, and driver was killed. officials say they were stopped by a group of civilian that's handed journalists to
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members of muammar gaddafi's military, holding them captive in a private house. about three dozen other foreign journalists were freed today. the journalists were being held in tripoli by guards who dent realize the government was collapsing around them. the journalists wore helmets throughout the ordeal. guards told journalists you're going to let you go. >> it's been an absolutely nightmare for all of us. you know? there are journalist who's have been, as a result of this emotional release, the fact we've gone out of the hotel, are crying, emotions are running very high. >> the international red cross and bbc provided cars to drive them to freedom. >> libyan rebels offered a $2 million bounty for anyone who kills or captured muammar gaddafi.
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rebels spent the day bat battling loyalists in and around tripoli. saying it may no longer be possible to negotiate a safe passage out of the country. leaders made first moves to set up a new government. >> ipads in the cockpit aichl change to lighten the loads of their pilots. >> and putting a price on the value of gps. for farmers. [ female announcer ] what's so great about jcp cash? no exclusions! with jcp cash, earn ten dollars off when you spend just twenty-five storewide. and unlike other stores, we don't make you come back to save. get ten dollars off with no exclusions! we make style affordable, you make it yours! jcpenney.
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gold prices have been flying high, until today z just how important are gps systems to farmers? john deere is putting a price on it. here is bloomberg's deborah kostroun with this after the bell report. >> traders calling today a choppy, sloppy market with ups and downs. and by closing bell we ended higher, gold is has been riding high but today had a big drop after reaching a record yesterday, wells fargo said rising demand pushed market into a bubble. today, gold plunged $104 an ounce, deere and company telling regulateors a proposed wireless service would cost farmers up to $30 billion a year, saying it would disrupt farm equipment guided by gps. and saying that that reflects
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fear mongering and the federal communications commission is considering whether to grant clearance after it gave preliminary approval in january. that is business at the new york stock exchange, i'm deborah kostroun with the bloomberg after the bell report. >> united airlines is giving pilots ipads to replace their paper flight manuals. united plans to distribute the tab bs lets to all 11,000 pilots by the end of the year, including navigation charts and united says it will save 16 million sheets of paper and 326,000 gallons of jet fuel. alaska and delta have given ipads to pilot autos and a shocking number of bay area families struggling for food. though we're in one of the agriculturely rich areas of the nation. >> and i'm michael finney. sue g wants to know what is up with grocery store deals offering multiple products for a low price?
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michael finney is angsing questions you've posted to his facebook and twitter pages. >> first question is about a chiropractor. >> first question comes from, i'm going to give you the answer. i'm never going get the name. how can you sue a chiropractor if you've been given ineffective treatment? like any other professional. basic rule of thumb is what they did outside of the bounds of normal or usual for that industry? so the chiropractor did they put you on a normal table and attempt to do an adjustment? if they did, it's probably you're going to have a hard case. if they sicked wild dogs and said this is going help you in the treatment, then you have a case. so it's usual is what you're looking for. by the way you don't have to
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go so far as to sue someone. in the state of california let me get the name. the board of cairo prakic examiners takes complaints seriously. you can go online and file a complaint. can you receive unemployment benefits if you quit rather than were fired? yes. but it's not particularly easy. if you just quit because you feel like it, walking out the door you're not going to get benefits but if you quit or health and safety reasons or a doctor wrote a note what you have to have done is tried everything to rectify that situation. gone through procedures and if nothing worked out, you can leave, still filing for unemployment. your boss is going to then say look. they quit. they weren't laid off. then, you end up duking it out. the major point is that no matter what happens assume you can get it, go file and let the state make the decision.
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okay. question three. this is from sue g. can grocery stores force you into buying multiples to get a sale price? yes. it's what the sign says exactly. and this is where we run into hassle was stores and had tochl plain the law f they say two items for $5 then you can just go buy one for $2.50. however, if they say two for $5, one for $3, then, they've set the price and informed of it, then have you to pay $3 for just one. but as cheryl is just pointing out, often they'll say 10 for $10. the price is only 89 cents a piece. and you can say individual price is... >> i thought i was getting a good deal. >> yes. i check prices. >> and michael, thank you. >> sure. >> time for a last check of the weather this hour. >> and there is a sweltering
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heat wave continuing tomorrow. 90s in the southeast. 106 in dallas, 113 in phoenix. 96 in denver in california tomorrow, warm in interior locations. 98 over at yosemite. 90 in los angeles. it's going to be mainly sunny skies and mild to warm day in the bay area tomorrow, south bay looking for highs into upper 70s to low 80s, on the peninsula, highs mainly into mid to upper 70s. and there is cooler on the coast, fog lingering today, 63 in half moon bay. downtown tomorrow, we'll see a high of 65 degrees, 61 in the sunset district and low clouds and fog wafting through this area. up in the north bay, mainly sunny skies tomorrow. highs from 76 to 79 in sewn
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gnomea. 79 in santa rosa. 89 in cloverdale. 95 at ukiah. and near east bay highs, mid-70s in castro valley. inland east bay warm again, highs into upper 80s to low 90s. and near monterey bay, highs of 65 in monterey. 73 in santa cruz. >> continuing now, one in six americans does not have access to enough food. children are especially vulnerable. it's critical here in the bay area. it's why abc television and abc 7 news are asking for help to end hunger in america. here is abc 7's don sanchez. >> they lined up early to get their choice of fresh food. and there will be plenty here
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today for families who find they don't have enough money to buy food for the family. >> there are twice as many people now as a year ago. coming to get food for their family autos the food bank is open daily. similar to 59 either center as cross the city. this is set up as a convenience. >> it's better to receive food in the neighborhood f you have a child in a stroller going to carry 30 pounds of groceries you don't want to go across town. >> what happens is that they're offered choices, something like this, and oo this is like a farmer's market. people can take items. if they don't like an item, not take that. it keeps from wasting food. >> look at this, tomatoes? >> yes. you can make a salsa. with the tacos and then, sofritos. >> it's a fact there are 15 million children who live in poverty in this country. more than ever, food banks and other programs in your county
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need help. >> everyone can help by making a donation, and volunteering and advocating for priorities that support feeding children and families. >> we make good money, seems like it's not enough. >> coming up a working family, earning money but dollars don't go far enough. how it helps them avoid starvation. >> and abc news swril a look at difficulties working poor face nationwide. it's ahead at 5:30. the special series hunger at home, crisis in america continues all day. abc 7 news is proud of the work with bay area food wampks wampks -- banks to end hunger in kmubts. you can donate online or find out how to drop off locations by calling. and you can find a link on our web site. abc 7 news.com under see it on tv.
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thanks for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. the news at 5:00 continues right now with dan and cheryl. >> steve jobs steps down at apple. what it may say about job's health. >> a search for one two of bank robbers in pinole. >> and risky maneuver that firefighters are about to attempt to put out a burning propane tank. >> good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm cheryl jennings. a man who brought the world the iphone stepping down. >> failing health is forcing steve jobs to resign as ceo of apple. we're live in cupertino with ramifications for one of the world's important companies. >> this is news nobody wanted to hear. and it leaves us wondering whether this has to do with this -- assuming this has to do with something health related. jobs has been on a medical
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leave since the beginning of the year. he had cancer removed from his pancreas in 2004, a liver transplant in 2009. his weight loss over the years concerned his large body of al apple followers. the 56-year-old sent out a letter today to his board of directors and apple community saying that i have quote, i have said if there ever came a day when i can no longer meet duties and expectations, i would be the first to let you know. unfortunately, that day has come. and there has been ongoing speculation whether apple had a line of succession plan in place. jobs did recommend tim cook succeed him as ceo. the apple board made that official this afternoon. the company, cook has been running the company during jobs' leave of absence. apple watchers say there is no question about